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The Promise: Raising Legendary Leaders

  The other day a man took my order at a restaurant. When I began to speak his eyes widened and he said, excitedly, “You’re Jason Hewlett!  You came to my school when I was in 3rd grade.  That was the best assembly of my life!”  Looking at his full grown beard, head balding, and the twinkle in his eye, it hit me once again how long I’ve been doing this whole being on stage thing. It is life’s great compliment when someone remembers you fondly from their childhood as having made a difference in their lives, and equally makes
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The Evolution of Signature Moves

Confession: From 2006-2018 I had no idea I was harming people. The message of “Signature Moves” started out innocently enough as a message to help others recognize their talents, gifts, and skills. What I hadn’t realized was that, as Speaker and Performer, I was a surgeon of the mind and heart for the listener! Standing on the stage I would perform the “Signature Moves” of great artists, a nearly spot-on impression, make the audience laugh, and then ask the probing question: “That was their Signature Move, and you have yours, too.  What is it?  You must find it and share
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Martin Luther King Jr: The Promise to Be You

As a kid growing up in Utah, Martin Luther King, Jr. became one of my childhood heroes when I first remember our teacher playing a recording of his “I Have a Dream” speech in class.     What I recall from that speech, as a little boy, was Dr. King’s emphasis on the fact that we are all children of God, equally, and have a right, and a place, to be who we are on this earth, no matter how we look, no matter what others think. He once said, “You will change your mind; You will change your looks; You
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Camp Fire in CA: What Amount of Money Justifies Keeping A Promise?

  The devastation that ravaged California in 2018 due to wildfires is difficult to comprehend. Families lost everything, many lost their very lives, and one company is now being held accountable. According to CNN, Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E, is facing manslaughter charges as truth comes to light in the aftermath of the State’s deadliest and destructive Camp Fire. What was the Promise broken? Many in fact, perhaps unspoken and simply assumed promises after getting/keeping the job, and yet made all the difference: “failing to properly operate and maintain power lines”  “clearing vegetation around power lines” This is unacceptable. If the
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Feel Good Promise Stories to Begin 2019

Welcome to the New Year! Always a beautiful time to reflect on the past, commit to the present, prepare for an amazing future. Throughout the Holiday Season it was fun to gather a few stories that will touch your heart and will also help bring home the value of a Promise that is relatable to all of us. Don’t think words matter so much? Consider the power between words like “Goal” vs. “Resolution” vs. “Promise”, and how they resonate to you. What words really MOVE YOU? They all carry their own weight, and yet it is when we decide to
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The Signature Moves of Christmas

  When you think of the word “Christmas” what comes to mind? When I was kid it was way different than it is now. As a kid it was – What am I going to get? How much am I going to get? What is the latest I can go to bed and Santa will still show up?   As a parent it’s shifted a bit – What do the kids want? How can we afford it? Can we top last year? Did I forget to move the dang Elf again!? That kind of thing.   In this case I’m
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This One Made Me Laugh

Some stories you just can’t make up.     I talk about the importance of loving one’s family, but also know not everyone is having success in that department. This news article made me laugh out loud in both the silliness of it, as well as feeling sad at the same time for this guy. Comedy is Tragedy, and this is a bit of both. Hope you’ll Promise to love your Family. Thanks to FOX13 in Utah for this story.   ~ jason hewlett Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for
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The Descent: The Greater Ascension

  As I sobbed into the phone from the summit of The Grand Teton, following a 24-hour long arduous trek to get to the legendary craggy peak, I left a message for my family in both gratitude for their help with my preparations to ascend, and also mixed with terror at the thought of what I had just accomplished. It wasn’t until the moment I stepped foot off the top of the mountain to begin the journey home that I realized The Descent is more important and dangerous than any Ascent. Every mountain climb has an Ascent and a Descent.
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Gotta Hand it to United

A few weeks ago I posted a blog called, “The Promise United Never Made”. Wow did that stir up some strong feelings from the opposers, critics, and posers out there!  Haha. My whole point was simply that United Airlines only had it as a GOAL to make the customer experience be positive, that they never made any kind of PROMISE to us. Many people agreed with my assessment and the change in language, and how that shifts the strength of power in our words. And then others showed up shouting how promises can’t be guaranteed, it depends on the circumstance, as
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The Promise of Congruence On & Off Stage

  When I was a kid I met my hero, a basketball player who is in the Hall of Fame now, and at the time was the epitome of all I wanted to be in life. I collected his jerseys, wore the same brand shoes as him (before that was a thing), and collected every basketball card ever made about him. The time came to meet my hero.  He was there to sign our memorabilia. I went up to him, asked if he would be willing to sign my stuff… And he refused. He said that he was under contract
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